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Legends of the Hidden Temple
"The Silver Cannonball of Grandy Nanny"
Season 2, Episode 3
Silver Cannonball of Grandy Nanny
Airdate: June 13, 1994
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"The Silver Cannonball of Grandy Nanny" is the 43rd episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

The Moat crossing required players to hang from a rope overhead and walking across two lower ropes which crisscross at the halfway mark.

1st Purple Parrots 0:36
2nd Silver Snakes 0:37
3rd Orange Iguanas 0:39
4th Red Jaguars 0:40

Steps of Knowledge

In the late 1600s, the most troublesome problem for the colonel of the British army on Jamaica was Grandy Nanny. She was the queen of a group of escaped slaves who fended off the army, and the British sent to recapture them. She taught her men to shoot and then do flips, so they would be moving targets. They say she could catch the British cannonballs and bullets and hurl them back twice as hard. Legend has it that, one day, the colonel had enough.

"That woman is a demon, but I have a plan. We'll use a silver cannonball. That should put an end to her."

The moment she appeared, they shot it at her.

"Heeheehee! No mon kills Grandy Nanny, mon!" she laughed, and caught it between her teeth. "Silver— I'll keep it as a souvenir!"

And she bounced off into the woods. The British granted the slaves their freedom. And years later, the silver cannonball of the right excellent Grandy Nanny disappeared.

Red Jaguars Orange Iguanas Purple Parrots Silver Snakes
1st - Correct
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1st - Correct
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2nd - Correct 1st - Incorrect

Temple Games

Acrobatics (Trapeze Grid)

Grandy Nanny taught her soldiers to do acrobatics, so they were harder targets to hit. Sammy and Jonathan's target practice included acrobatics also. When Kirk gave the signal, they had to place a ball between their feet, grab the trapeze, swing out over the grid, drop the ball into one of the nine grid holes, swing back and do the same with the next ball. The player to fill all nine (or the most) of their grid holes or the player furthest along in 60 seconds won. Kirk mistook both teams' grids. Sammy actually filled five while Jonathan filled four holes. Sammy was supposed to win the half pendant, but Jonathan won it.

Grandy Nanny's Hideout (Plugging Holes)

The British looked all over the blue mountains of Jamaica in their search for Grandy Nanny's hideout, but she just kept moving. Before Debbie and Amber were five holes, each with a place where Grandy Nanny was sighted (Wild King River, Moore Town, Sherwood Forest, Blue Mountains, and Windsor). Their task is to predict where Grandy Nanny might be by placing a marker in the hole. If a player is right, nothing will happen. Otherwise, she would be squirted with blue mountain spring water. Then, they had to remove their stoppers and try again. The player to locate Grandy Nanny the most times in 60 seconds won. Amber beat Debbie 4-1, awarding Amber a half pendant of life.

Bombs Away! (Slingshot Bowling)

According to legend, Grandy Nanny would catch the English cannonballs and throw them back at them. Here, the teams had to toss the cannonballs back at the English and knock them down. When Kirk gave the signal, the first player from each team had to load their catapult, and fire it at one of the English soldiers. Then, it would be his/her partner's turn to do the same. The team to knock down all four of their English soldiers or the team furthest along in 60 seconds won. The Red Jaguars knocked down their first English soldier at the last second, but the Orange Iguanas knocked down three, sending them to Olmec's temple with 2 full pendants. The Red Jaguars didn't win any pendants.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Lost Lost Lost 0 Pendants
Orange Iguanas Won Won Won 2 Pendants

Temple Run

The excited Jonathan went first, and although he stumbled on his way up the stairs, he soon got up and proceeded making decent time. He beelined for the most direct path possible. This meant that he would go thru the Ledges, where he would meet the first Temple Guard, then he would go straight through the Pit of Despair and into the Throne Room. But when he spun the Throne of the Pretender around, he realized the door into the Swamp wouldn't open. After spending a little too much time in the Throne Room, he went up into the Heart Room and got taken out in the King's Storeroom with 1:52 left.

Amber wasn't very fast. After she completed the King's Storeroom objective, because the door leading downward into the Swamp didn't open, she retreated into the Observatory and then almost entered the Pit of Despair. When she got her head on straight and started heading forward again, it was too late— the last Temple Guard appeared in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey as time expired.


Winning Team Orange Iguanas
Contestants Amber & Jonathan
Result Failed Acquisition
Pendants of Life 2
Artifact Location The Swamp
Temple Guard Locations

The Ledges

The King's Storeroom

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

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  • This is the only time a second player with a full pendant runs into the third temple guard at the same time when time runs out and is removed anyway.


  • In the second temple game, Kirk said "Orange Jaguars".
  • Olmec mispronounces the word "Silver" (saying "Silvel") and then corrects himself.
  • The Temple Run music starts two seconds late after Kirk says "GO!".
  • When Jonathan punches the actuator to The Throne Room, it made the sound of the Crypt/Pit of Despair door opening.
  • When Jonathan was removed from the temple, it didn't transition to Amber running up the steps. Instead, Jonathan was shown being taken and the guard closes the doors, then Amber is seen sliding down the ledges.
  • When Amber was in the King's Storeroom, there were two keys in the pot.

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